Beijing, b.1978

Xu Qu

Known for his original multiform approach, Xu Qu is one of the most interesting creative talents from the new generation of young Chinese artists who grew up in the 1980s. For over several years, Xu Qu has been exploring a wide range of mediums, such as videos, paintings, sculptures and installations that are questioning the reality of our global world.

Xu Qu graduated with a BFA from Nanjing Art Institute in 2002 and an MFA in Fine Arts and Film at Braunschweig University of Art, Germany in 2008 before moving to Beijing, where he currently lives and works. His solo exhibitions include: Chaos, Massimo De Carlo, Milano (2019); Ache, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2018); Currency Wars, Brussels, Belgium (2015); Hunting, Ullens Centre of Contemporary Art, Beijing, CN (2015); Intercourse, Beijing,...

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Biography

Known for his original multiform approach, Xu Qu is one of the most interesting creative talents from the new generation of young Chinese artists who grew up in the 1980s. For over several years, Xu Qu has been exploring a wide range of mediums, such as videos, paintings, sculptures and installations that are questioning the reality of our global world.

Xu Qu graduated with a BFA from Nanjing Art Institute in 2002 and an MFA in Fine Arts and Film at Braunschweig University of Art, Germany in 2008 before moving to Beijing, where he currently lives and works. His solo exhibitions include: Chaos, Massimo De Carlo, Milano (2019); Ache, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2018); Currency Wars, Brussels, Belgium (2015); Hunting, Ullens Centre of Contemporary Art, Beijing, CN (2015); Intercourse, Beijing, CN (2015); A Hit, Beijing, CN (2014). Selected group exhibitions include ZHONGGUO 2185, London, UK (2017); Hack Space, Hong Kong, (2016); Bentu, des artistes chinois dans la turbulence des mutations, Paris, France (2016); On/Off, Beijing, CN (2013).

Artworks

15

Fineness - Euro 100, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Beijing / Canvas / China / Chinese Art / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Chinese Art / Contemporary Social Phenomenon / Currency Design / Dense Composition / Different Perspectives / Geometric Abstraction / Geopolitical Approach / Global Crisis / Global Issues / Globalization / Multidisciplinary Approach / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Short and Quick Brushstrokes / Socio-political Issues / Surrounding Environment / Symbolic Images

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Fineness, Massimo de Carlo, Hong Kong

  • Xu Qu, Chaos, Massimo de Carlo, Milano, IT

  • 2018

    Ache, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Well-Wishes, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China

  • Ghosts In Information, PPPP, Beijing, China

  • New Expression of Beijing, N3 Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Collections

  • K11 Collection, Hong Kong

  • M+ Museum, Hong Kong

  • Long Museum Collection, China

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Fineness, Massimo de Carlo, Hong Kong

  • Xu Qu, Chaos, Massimo de Carlo, Milano, IT

  • 2018

    Ache, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

  • 2016

    Doctrine, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

  • 2015

    Currency Wars, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussel, Belgium

  • Intercourse, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

  • 2014

    A Hit, Tang Contemporary Art Beijing, Beijing, China

  • Tennis Court, Taikang Space, Beijing, China

  • 2013

    Mutable Forms and Immutable Consciousness, Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 2010

    51m2 11# XU QU, Taikang Space, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Well-Wishes, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China

  • Ghosts In Information, PPPP, Beijing, China

  • New Expression of Beijing, N3 Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • On Paper 2, White Space, Beijing, China

  • Transcen - Dental Empathy, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

  • Long March Project - Special Economic Zone III, Guangdong Times Art Museum, Guangdong, China

  • 2017

    Frontier, OCAT, Shanghai, China

  • Zhongguo 2185, Sadie Coles HQ, London, U.K.

  • Resurrection, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China

  • Nature Follows abstraction, KWM art center, Beijing, China

  • Moments and +More, OCAT, Shanghai, China

  • 2016

    Hack Space, K11 Art Foundation K11, Hong Kong

  • Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

  • Digging A Hole in China, OCAT, Shenzhen, China

  • 2015

    Mobilization, 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ural

  • Stereo gnosis Zone, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art in Guangzhou, China

  • 2014

    Cosmos - Limited and Limitless, Existence and Co-existence, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • Nihilistic Belief, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

  • 2013

    On|Off: China’s young Artists Concept & Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • 2012

    GUEST: Standing on the Shoulders of Little Clowns, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Collections

  • K11 Collection, Hong Kong

  • M+ Museum, Hong Kong

  • Long Museum Collection, China

  • The Ullens Collection, China

  • White Rabbit Foundation, Australia

  • Louis Vuitton Foundation, France

  • Blackstone Foundation, U.S.A.

  • Chicago College, U.S.A.